When the brotherhood of Flagship gathers together to innovate more of their intricate, ethereal diacoustics, it’s a virtually effortless endeavor. Their sound is visionary and vivid, much like the minds and hearts behind the instruments. At the helm of the ship, Margolnick’s chameleon-like ability to alter his vocal approach to jive with a particular song’s mood is the key to the group's tendency to make songs with immense emotional depth.
Margolnick is surrounded by an immensely talented group of musicians: Matthew Padgett (lead guitar/vocals), Grant Harding (keys/vocals) and Michael Finster (drums). All three members were formerly part of Charlotte, N.C. high profile music scene band, Campbell, and subsequently joined forces with Margolnick to create one super group. And it all happened by what had to be more than chance. What started as sporadic appearances and shared stages by Campbell and Drake Margolnick (during his solo project endeavors) became a forged unity of complementary styles. Margolnick and the members of Campbell then started experimenting, and through these collaborative efforts Flagship was born.
Margolnick's lofty melodies and contemplative lyrics are now carried to listeners by
a band largely characterized by rapturous orchestral sounds. Padgett and Harding
work closely together in creating underlying soundscapes -- cerebral and slow
moving until met with the aggressive and often tribal rhythms of drummer Michael
Flagship is set to release a new bundle of tracks including the song "Still I Wait" and many more on Bright Antenna this spring.. This new material is truly a maturation, and the musical step forward pays off beautifully, finding the band comfortably traversing varying territories ranging from the alternative tendencies of Grizzly Bear to the beautifully atmospheric swells of Sigur Ros and Arcade Fire, and even to the frenzied passion of fellow southerners Colour Revolt.